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EMERGENCY ALERT

Families and children in North East Syria are fleeing for their lives. Military operations in the area threaten the safety and livelihood of nearly 90,000 already-displaced citizens who rely exclusively on humanitarian aid. Save the Children’s teams in Syria are working across three displacement camps, preparing to scale up to meet the increased needs of vulnerable children. Urgent support is needed to help this impending humanitarian disaster.

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A group of children stand together in a road surrounded by tents in a camp in North East Syria, the area where Turkey has launched a military operation. As a result of the hostilities, already vulnerable families are being forced to flee for safety. Save the Children is working in the three camps to provide much-needed humanitarian aid and support, including tents and food. Photo credit: Save the Children, Oct 2019.
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Hostilities in North East Syria are forcing families and children to flee

Two sisters, age 7 and 14, sit together in a traditional hut where they currently live in Somalia. The hut was built by their mother and houses the whole family, all of whom were displaced from their home due to drought. The family is struggling to eat, as the drought nearly wiped out their livestock. Save the Children is providing emergency food for the family and other families in Somalia who have been impacted by the drought. Photo credit: Kate Stanworth / Save the Children, July 2019
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Bdai, Vietnamese mother of two, bends into a stream to fill a water bottle for her children. She lives in a rural highland community suffering the effects of drought. Her crops failed, food is scarce and expensive, and she cannot afford basics like medicine for her children. Save the Children has helped families like hers, by providing rice to feed the family for a month, and trucking in water to the hardest-hit communities. Photo credit: Jonathan Hyams/Save the Children, August 2016. Twelve-year-old Muneeba (rear) and nine-year-old Najma 9 (front) hold books on their way home from the library. Save the Children has provided a library-in-a-box for their village in Pakistan. Muneeba, started school late, so she was paired up with a reading buddy, Najma who Najma helps her to read as a part of Save the Children's Literacy Boost initiative. Photo credit: Asad Zaidi/Save the Children, April 2014. Young Bienvenu, a boy from Central African Republic, stands holding an umbrella in the rain. He was recently treated for malaria by a Save the Children medical team. He and his brother are living with an aunt in a small mud house after having to flee violence in their area. Struggling to make ends meet, the family received basic provisions and some financial assistance from Save the Children, and the children are being monitored for malnutrition. Photo credit: Sylvain Cherkaoui/ Cosmos/Save The Children, June 2015. Gillian, two, sits on a log amongst the debris where her village once stood. It was destroyed by typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines in 2013. Many coastal villages were devastated by the storm, and debris blocking roads made access impossible. Save the Children was on the ground expanding operations to deliver life-saving aid and medical care across the Leyte province. Photo credit: Jonathan Hyams/Save the Children, November 2013.
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Bdai, Vietnamese mother of two, bends into a stream to fill a water bottle for her children. She lives in a rural highland community suffering the effects of drought. Her crops failed, food is scarce and expensive, and she cannot afford basics like medicine for her children. Save the Children has helped families like hers, by providing rice to feed the family for a month, and trucking in water to the hardest-hit communities. Photo credit: Jonathan Hyams/Save the Children, August 2016. HEALTH

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Twelve-year-old Muneeba (rear) and nine-year-old Najma 9 (front) hold books on their way home from the library. Save the Children has provided a library-in-a-box for their village in Pakistan. Muneeba, started school late, so she was paired up with a reading buddy, Najma who Najma helps her to read as a part of Save the Children's Literacy Boost initiative. Photo credit: Asad Zaidi/Save the Children, April 2014. EDUCATION

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Young Bienvenu, a boy from Central African Republic, stands holding an umbrella in the rain. He was recently treated for malaria by a Save the Children medical team. He and his brother are living with an aunt in a small mud house after having to flee violence in their area. Struggling to make ends meet, the family received basic provisions and some financial assistance from Save the Children, and the children are being monitored for malnutrition. Photo credit: Sylvain Cherkaoui/ Cosmos/Save The Children, June 2015. PROTECTION

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Gillian, two, sits on a log amongst the debris where her village once stood. It was destroyed by typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines in 2013. Many coastal villages were devastated by the storm, and debris blocking roads made access impossible. Save the Children was on the ground expanding operations to deliver life-saving aid and medical care across the Leyte province. Photo credit: Jonathan Hyams/Save the Children, November 2013. EMERGENCY

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